Drunken Pot Roast & 4 Other Fantastic Main Dish Recipes for this Year’s Purim Seudah that You Can Prepare Today!


Normally I am a huge believer of cooking my food the day I am planning on eating it. But there are always exceptions to every rule, and the Purim Seudah is in my book one of them.

I don’t know about all of you, but between early morning Megilla, costume changes, last minute m’shaloch manos prep (always happens no matter how prepared I am the night before), and the crazy ride that is m’shaloch manos delivery in my town, having to worry about starting to cook the Seudah Meal is not what I call happy holiday thoughts!

So If I have not wisely invited myself out for the meal, I am making life easier, and prepping and cooking as much as humanly possible the day before. All I want to do is reheat, make a salad or two, serve and ENJOY!

I have compiled a list of my TOP 5 FAVORITE MAKE AHEAD MEALS that work FANTASTICALLY when Reheating the Next Day:


#1 Drunken Pot Roast – Perfect for PURIM

Simple, Easy & Delicious. Prep & Make this pot roast today and just reheat tomorrow. Or put it up in the morning before Megillah reading, and by the time the Seudah comes about, this will be perfectly done and ready to serve.

This works great as part of a buffet meal or as a main dish to a sit down meal.  I normally serve it with some jasmati rice or couscous, a great vinaigrette salad and some roasted vegetables or my favorite asparagus and hollandaise dish.

For recipe click here.


#2 Another BEST WINE SAUCE ROAST EVER Recipe –a little more steps and ingredients than the drunken post roast above – this roast is worth the little extra steps and effort! But really what’s the problem, are we not making this the day before? Because this roast is 10x’s better when it has sat in the fridge cooked over night and reheated.

get recipe here



#3  RED WINE & COLA BRISKET – another great roast recipe using wine but with the added twist of the perfect amount of sweetness when the secret ingredient coke is used.

recipe here is used.



#4  Chicken Curry – a little untraditional but something spicy and delicious to devour after all the candy and sweets.

recipe here


#5 Beef Short Ribs  – Perfect anytime Any Meal – and so easy and simple to make.

recipe here


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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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